February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1509The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
- 1706During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
- 1830The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
- 1913The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
- 1943The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
- 1966The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
- 1971New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
- 1998Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1826Walter Bagehot, English essayist, journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
- 1830Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
- 1887Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
- 1898Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
- 1937Billy Meier, Swiss ufologist
- 1951Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
- 1953Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
- 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
- 1960Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1993)
- 1976Isla Fisher, Scottish-Australian actress
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